The Human Rights Act 1998 ('HRA') implements the European Convention of Human Rights into domestic UK legislation. As a public body, the courts are required to apply the Human Rights Act. At the same time the courts are to follow the Civil Procedure Rules ('CPR'). Article 6 of the HRA states that ev
In order to create a valid will you have to comply with formalities contained in the Wills Act 1837. The Government wants to encourage us to make such wills in the interest of certainty (and as it makes inheritance tax more transparent so that the HMRC know what they can expect!). If they want to en
Water boarding is a torture technique that in its most general sense simulates the sensation of drowning. The Obama administration has rendered this torture technique illegal and many consider its use during the Bush administration as being illegal by international law. "In 2007 it was reported that
Can an ever increasing human population support the agricultural status quo and continue to dedicate massive resources toward the support of farm animals without significantly destroying what is left of the world’s wildlands? Also are the ethical arguments concerning global food distribution and a
Most of the developed world is in the middle of a deep recession and so getting a job is tough for everyone, particularly graduates just joining the jobs market. They often have sky high ideas of how much they want to earn or with to do something they want to do or will enjoy rather than just taking
The post office is increasingly diversifying in order to be able to keep its loss making branches open. It is now beginning to offer more banking style services such as mortgages for first time buyers, cheap loans and savings accounts. Should the post office be moving away from just shifting our mai
We have all been captivated by documentaries about various types of animals,
be they cute and furry or extraordinarily alien. Wildlife documentaries are
a large part of the landscape of documentary TV. The filming of the wildlife
is just seen as a challenge and is never questioned
Paper money revolutionised the economy when it was introduced (In Europe during the 17th century, though it was around from the end of the first millennium in China) however now it is getting old. We are increasingly moving towards a cashless society. Money will change hands using cards, the interne
In this day and age, people fly abroad at any given opportunity, but at the same time there are growing concerns about the effect this has on the environment. Should the prices of flights be taxed more heavily so prices rise and people fly less?
The European Union has taken over a large amount of control over numerous areas of policy, and this is not just the areas that the EU was initially created to consolidate; trade, steel and coal. The EU has expanded into regulation, the environment, business and competition, and increasingly justice
In 2010 BPP Professional Education was granted university college status by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. BPP is the first privately owned University College since 1976 when the College of Buckingham became University College of Buckingham. It is now the University of Buckingha
The G20 summit in London has caused uproar in the Capital, centered on the City. Marchers have converged on the the Bank of England from many directions and the climate exchange has also attracted many protestors.
Transferring the ownership of and is an extremely complex and long process. There are many stages that people have to go through in order to complete and perfect the ownership and there are various rules in place to protect the whole process. But do these rules favour the seller in such transactions
The EU has agreed to an immense 750billion Euro rescue package to prop up the Euro. Germany has as the EU’s paymaster naturally been at the forefront of negotiations, but has been very reluctant to bail anyone out. The German public does not like the idea that they should have to bail out countrie
Movies, either portray beautiful women as vile evil vixen/vamps Or victims of extreme torture(those even remotely close(oxymoron) to them suffer tremendously.
Women are afraid to be beautiful because of a highly plugged non-existent high correlation between looks and rape. Men are afraid to
For years women have fought for their rights. Once women gained rights in society, including the right to vote in 1928 via the representation of the People Act 1928, they were no longer willing to be treated as second class citizens in the home or in the work place. In the 1960’s it was public opi
There is a gaping hole in the public finances that needs to be filled. Everyone admits there will be cuts but the liberal democrats believe that there should be more redistributive taxes too. The British take great pride in our houses which make up a substantial part of many individuals wealth. Sho
With the recession falling all around us, and businesses falling left right and centre, we need to consider what is the best way to get people back into entrepreneurs. We need people to do this in order for them to create jobs on the job market and conduct a profitable business which encourages peop
Most western democracies disagree with China when it comes to areas like human rights. Their inclination would be to speak out when prominent artists like Ai Weiwei are arrested. However getting into disputes over others human rights does not help the country making speaking out’s own citizens. Un